Sovereign wealth funds as a job mannequin: make investments just like the Norwegians! | EUROtoday

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Invest cleverly: The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund with good returns could be a position mannequin – the income may very well be used to journey to the Lofoten Islands.
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Instead of shopping for a home, it is value renting – and investing alongside the traces of the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund. This makes it straightforward to speculate your personal belongings in shares, bonds and actual property.

LDear tenants! Two years in the past I warned you about constructing and shopping for costly properties. How did you deal with that? Since then, costs have fallen however rates of interest have risen. Can you reside with that? Of course, I hope that if you cannot afford it, you buried your property with decency and dignity. If you proceed to complain that it is not sufficient, then I want to say to you: There can be life with out a dwelling. As a comfort, so to talk, simply check out the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund once more and, above all, take a look at how the fund has carried out just lately.

The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund was launched on January 1, 1998. As a end result, the power is nearly 26 years previous. During this time, the “oil fund” generated a median annual return of 6 % with the assistance of shares, bonds and actual property. That’s not a nasty factor when you think about that the fund has gone via not solely good phases but in addition depressing ones. The portfolio has slipped into the crimson six occasions since 1998. In 2001 it was solely 2.5 %, and in 2002 it elevated to 4.7 %. Things have been actually dangerous in 2008. The fund misplaced round 23.3 % of its belongings. In 2011 it was 2.5 % once more, and in 2018 it elevated to six.1 %. Last yr, i.e. 2022, the losses even totaled 14.1 %. Nevertheless, issues labored out for the Norwegians as a result of there have been additionally “outliers” upwards: in 2009, for instance, it went up by 26 %, in 2013 it was 16 % and in 2020 even 20 %.